Cameron Dokey · 221 pages
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“For surely a king is first a man. And so it must follow that a king does as all men do: the best he can.”
“I will not fail,' the water bearer's daughter vowed. 'But worse than failing is not to try at all. For then there can be no hope of success.”
“Do you fear to lose me? Have I become so essential to you that you will treasure me always and never take me for granted?”
“A story can fly like a bee, so straight and swift you catch only the hum of its passing. Or move so slowly it seems motionless, curled in upon itself like a snake in the sun. It can vanish like smoke before the wind. Linger like perfume in the nose. Change with every telling, yet always remain the same.”
“And so, in their fear, Shahrazad and Shahrayar increased their own danger, though they did not do so knowingly. For, each in his or her own way, both looked in the wrong direction: not inward, but outward. In the moment when they needed to recall it, both forgot the first queen's prophecy.
Only by knowing what was in their hearts and being unafraid to have it known could all be made right once more.”
“I’m off balance, not sure what’s wrong. —You have misplaced joy, he said without hesitation. Without joy, we are as dead. —How do I find it again? —Find those who have it and bathe in their perfection.”
“Be kind. Be Courageous. Do good. Own you. And Prove your existence.”
“It may not seem funny now, because it’s happening to us, but centuries from this moment, people will laugh in wonder.”
“If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.” - Unknown.”
“She was adamant that any organisation that labelled one group of people as evil would eventually do the same to others. That to treat any one person as less than human was to cheapen the very substance of humanity.”
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